Notable NYC: 7/4–7/10

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Saturday 7/4: Macy’s celebrates independence from the English King with fireworks. East River, 9 p.m., free.

Monday 7/6: Tony Hoagland reads from Twenty Poems That Could Save America. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/7: Julia Fierro celebrates the paperback release of Cutting Teeth, the comedic domestic drama about Brooklyn families on vacation. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Mairead Case, Rahawa Haile, Jen Vafidis, Jazmine Hughes, Maggie Serota, Adam Chandler, Jaya Saxena, Rachel Fershleiser, Lisa Lucas, Kat Kinsman, Anna Hezel, and Helen Rosner talk about sandwiches. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Quintan Ana Wikswo discusses The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far with Robert Repino. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Caitlin Moran discusses How to Build a Girl with Judith Regan. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Die Dragonetti, Manuel Arturo Abreu, Ben Fama, and Bunny Rogers all read poetry. St. Marks Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/8: Julia Pierpoint launches debut novel Among the Ten Thousand Things and discusses the novel with Courtney J. Sullivan. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Jessamyn Hope, Sara Nović, and Tracy O’Neill discuss their debut novels with moderator Douglas Silver. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

D.W. Gibson discusses The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Alexis Coe presents Amitava Kumar, Anna North, Danielle Henderson, Rembert Brown, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Reyhan Harmanci for a reading meditating on the meaning of home. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment discuss The Hand That Feeds You, a book they cowrote as A.J. Rich. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Louisa Hall discusses her new novel Speak with Adelle Waldman, author of the The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chia-Lun Chang, Carrie Lorig, Alexis Pope, Tommy Pico, and Emily Skillings read in support of repulsive women. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Jesse Kohn, Roberto Montes, Sara Jane Stoner, and R. Erica Doyle join the Atlas reading series. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/9: Nick Flynn reads from his poetry collection My Feelings. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment again read The Hand That Feeds You. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Karolina Waclawiak launches The Invaders with Megan Abbott, Jami Attenberg, Kathleen Alcott, Iman Saleh, and Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →